Nov. 4, 2003
Game No. 19
No. 8 Virginia (12-4-2, 3-3-1) vs. No. 10 Duke (12-5-1, 4-3-0)
November 5, 2003
SAS Soccer Park
Today’s Game: The Cavaliers travel to Cary, N.C. for the 2003 ACC Tournament as they play Duke in a quarterfinal match on Wednesday. Virginia is the No. 5 seed after dropping their last three ACC contests to Duke, North Carolina, and Clemson.
The Blue Devils are the tournament’s No. 4 seed after finishing the regular season with a 4-3 conference mark. Duke has won its regular season finale on Halloween, defeating Maryland 1-0. Duke won the regular season meeting against the Cavaliers on October 18, 1-0 in Durham.
All-Time Series: Today marks the 25th all-time meeting between the Cavaliers and the Blue Devils and the fourth consecutive year the teams have met in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Virginia holds an 11-8-5 edge in the overall series, but Duke has a 2-1-1 edge in the ACC Tournament.
ACC Tournament History: Virginia has an all-time ACC Tournament record of 6-12-3. The Cavaliers have a 1-1-2 record under Steve Swanson, having twice been eliminated on penalty kicks. Virginia has made one trip to the championship game, falling to North Carolina 2-0 in the 1990 final. This season’s No. 5 seed is tied for the lowest seed the Cavaliers have ever been in the tournament. The last time they were a No.5 seed was 1999, as the fifth seeded Cavaliers fell 3-1 to No. 4 seed Clemson.